The news from Las Vegas and casinos never seems to stop. On Friday afternoon I headed out to Cleaver for a delicious half-price steak for Happy Hour and news was still developing. It wasn’t until I returned home that I really caught up.
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES I’ve been super curious about legal marijuana ever since I met with the staff at Essence Las Vegas in early 2018. In addition to learning about the confusing laws in Nevada, I learned a lot about the products.
I had the 13, 8, 5 horses boxed with a horse that might still be running. It’s nicer to get 2nd through 4th place finishers correct but that doesn’t pay the bills. Hopefully, your Kentucky Derby was more fruitful. I’m still taking a wait and see approach to evaluating how the MGM 2020 layoffs would impact the experience in Las Vegas.
The information can be quite dizzying even if you’re not tracking the revenue numbers. All the money talk is probably more mind-numbing but that’s for someone else to deal with. I listen to earnings calls because they often have information that’s not in press releases and spreadsheets.
Sometimes we have an action-packed week of news. That didn’t happen this week. I like slower news weeks like this. The lack of “must cover” news allows me to look at some of the Las Vegas news and rumors that you may not have seen all week long.
I recently visited Golden Gate Casino for the first time this year. The trip reminded me why I like gambling at the Golden Gate. Many of the renovations over the past year or so have added room for slot machines.
Many of you know that baseball is my favorite sport. I’m so excited that the Las Vegas 51’s moved from downtown Las Vegas to a new stadium close to where I live. The name (Aviators) and affiliation (Oakland A’s) are also different.
Fans of The Hunger Games books and movies will be able to dive into a new exhibition at MGM Grand. The Hunger Games: The Exhibition opens in The District at MGM Grand this May.
Before jumping into the news I want to share an old Las Vegas gambling story that resurfaced this week: ” How Joe Francis’ Bad Night At A Blackjack Table Resulted In Him Losing His Bel Air Mansion To Steve Wynn.” Remember “Girls Gone Wild?”
The casino just off the Vegas Strip was a hot spot for celebrities and cool people when I first started visiting Las Vegas. I loved it! Times changed and the casino was no longer the cool new place to visit. In recent years Palms felt more like visiting a locals casino.